Khela Hobe
Khela Hobe

Khela Hobe

About Khela Hobe Initiative

West Bengal State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has launched a new initiative in 2020-21 to encourage youth sports contestants in the state called as “Khela Hobe” initiative, under which the state sports and youth affairs department will distribute around 1 lakh footballs to various rural sports clubs in the state. and also state govt will provide a huge financial grant amount of Rs 5 lakh per head to about 25000 registered clubs in the state. Clubs registered with IFA will get 10 footballs each.

Objective Of the Scheme

  • Encouraging young people to play and participate various of sports competition
  • Promoting football as well as overall sports activities in the state.
  • Providing new employment to people who are proficient in sports related handicrafts
  • Providing support to state athletes from a financially weak background
  • The project will help the interested youth to participate in football games and fulfill their dreams regardless of financial constraints
  • To ensure a good future for the youth in sports.

Full Overview Of Khela Hobe initiative

Scheme Name Khela Hobe
Initiate By Govt Of West Bengal
Starting Date2august, 2021
Beneficiaryfootball players and their clubs of west bengal
BenefitsFree distribution of more than 100,000 footballs to various football clubs in the state and Rs 5 lakh to each sports club in the state
ObjectiveTo encourage the youth of the state in sports


  • Under this scheme,The West Bengal state government has announced to provide assistance of Rs 5 lakh to about 25,000 clubs in the state and also announced to provide 1 lakh football to the rural clubs of West bengal.
  • Clubs registered with the IFA will each receive 10 footballs.
  • This Scheme will also increase employment opportunities in the handicraft unit.
  • This will help in the improvement of the workers of the units especially the women workers.

Official Announcement Of “Khela Hobe” Day in west bengal

Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has declared 16th Augustof every year as “Khela Hobe” Day.

Contact your Concerned sports department to register your team or club name in this project

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